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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21807–21820

Optical properties of microalgae for enhanced biofuels production

Mautusi Mitra and Anastasios Melis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21807-21820 (2008)

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Research seeks to alter the optical characteristics of microalgae in order to improve solar-to-biofuels energy conversion efficiency in mass culture under bright sunlight conditions. This objective is achieved by genetically truncating the size of the light-harvesting chlorophyll arrays that serve to absorb sunlight in the photosynthetic apparatus.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4920) General : Other life sciences
(350.5130) Other areas of optics : Photochemistry

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2008
Published: December 17, 2008

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Mautusi Mitra and Anastasios Melis, "Optical properties of microalgae for enhanced biofuels production," Opt. Express 16, 21807-21820 (2008)

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